Malawi fuel prices slashed after Mutharika’s directive: Minibus fares must fall too

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has revised downwards prices for fuel following President Peter Mutharika’s directive on Saturday evening.

Mutharika issued the order hours after the fourth case of the coronavirus in Malawi was confirmed.

He ordered the authority to reduce fuel pump prices with immediate effect in order to reduce transport costs.

Mera responded swiftly to announce new prices after the President’s directive.

In announcing the new prices, Mera, in a statement signed by its chief executive officer Collins Magalasi and board chairperson the Reverend Joseph Bvumbwe, say  Petrol is now at K780 00 per litre, down from K930 00, representing a 16.13 percent reduction; diesel is at K765 60 per litre, from K887 00, a 13.75 percent reduction while paraffin registered a 9.71 percent reduction, now selling at K625 00 from K693 00.

Mera advises all operators to sell petroleum products at prices not exceeding the maximum pump prices set.

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Morrison Makawa
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Morrison Makawa

Kwa munthu wozindikila akudziwa kuti mtengo wamafuta pa mgolo unatsika chifukwa makampani mafuta sakugula mafuta zambiri chifukwa ndege masitima ndi galimoto zambiri apadzikolapansi sakuyendanso motelo hotel kuti mafuta alipo zambiri wopanda ogula ndiye mdziko la aliyah ndinalephera kuggwilizana ndi mdziko la russia kuti achepetsa mafuta oyengedwa ndicholinga chofuna kukweza mtengo. Aliya adani akhumudwa ndi mchitidwe wa russia motelo iwo awenga mafuta zambiri ndicholinga chokuti mtengo wa mafuta outside kuti mdziko la russia ikhaule.nkhaniyi inali munyuzi ndi pawaileso ngakhale kathy konkhuno. Koma kwa amene saphunzile mokwana knovuta kuti adziwe kuti mtengo wapafuna umalamulilidwa ndi maiko mwanga mafuta chifukwa mtengo ukakwela boma… Read more »

Erik P
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Erik P

I think cutting fuel is political rather than useful. Cutting fuel prices encourages people to travel. As for minibus prices; if they are expected to reduce occupancy from to 70% from 120% (!) then we cannot expect them to further reduce costs, particularly since we should be discouraging non essential trips. Malawi is not taking this seriously, and in lower education areas the talk is about foreigners whilst they still shake hands, gather in large groups and are not washing hands. If corona gets into the poorer populations it will be unrelenting and the impact emormous. Some are even refusing… Read more »

kaukonde
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kaukonde

If I was Munthalika I would introduce the following measures. 1. Stop all familiasation tours by ministers as they are draining reasources because when these people travel they take with them all top official who claim allowances from their ministry as well as from the institution they are visiting. 2. Revoke all contracts for those who were recruited from outside the civil services as these are draining resources. 3.Reduce water and electricity rates as people are staying home and will need more water and electricity. 4. suspend all church services and ask people to pray from their houses. 5.Pack all… Read more »

wayaman
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nice one and on top of all this water boards to stop kudula madzi…like in Zomba from last week akudula madzi…whats that?

Munya Muona
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Munya Muona

Lipilani bill yanu man basi

Erik P
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Erik P

Yup, it’s crazy that church services are going on. We already know from other countries that religious gatherings have been a major source of ‘super infection’ events.

Nyapapi
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Nyapapi

Koma Malaya ya MERA mwayiwerenga ? It’s global prices not the stupid directive. If you need to lie you have to be intelligent otherwise you get caught up. If what he directed is true, then MERA should have a second reduction on the basis of CORONA

Dziko lilidi mmanja mwa asaona

Saulo diki
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Saulo diki

Fuel prices are going down because largest producer Russia and united Arab Emirates are failing to agree on production limited..there fore Eunited Arab Emirates has over flooded the market with alot of crude oil plus most customers are air travel who are grounded therefore there alot of crude oil out there but not enough demand due to people being quarantined in many country. So pump prices went dow a month ago throughout the world. Those who were paying equivalent of $1.50 a litres are now paying $1.15 a litre. For those who never went to school ” amuthatika atsitsa mitengo… Read more »

Mtete
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Mtete

Guaranteed there will be many jalopies on the road as a result. Traffic police should be vigilant about vehicle COF

Sahara
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Sahara

Fuel prices were supposed to go down last month when crude oil prices crashed. Instead, Malawi government reduced only diesel prices. Our prices are already 3x higher than developed countries. Malawians need to be following the world economy to avoid getting lied to by this gogo yopanda mano.

chataika
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chataika

The bottom line is prices have been lowered. A Malawi kodi tinatani cant we just appreciate on something that has happened? Anything you try to look for criticism oooooh yea koma malawi ili ndi anthu womwe sungawamvetse. President declaring a state of disaster ooo no what he wants is to receive donor money for campaign; the time when we had no corona case ooo the president is just hiding the information bcoz we have corona cases in the country; when he announced about the corona case for three victims ooo no he is lying he just want to go for… Read more »

Mandado@147
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Dont force people to appreciate mediocrity let them give credit where its due! Fuel prices are on a cushion its a time bomb with our govt which doesnt love the country1 How long will it take to go up again? And when it does its going to be ‘recession’ after corona pandemic expect k1000 per Ltr or how they put it for gullible like you k999.89 KKKKKKKKKKKK

Sahara
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Sahara

@Chataika, the problem is being lied to. From January to last week, crude oil prices dropped by more than 60%. This price reduction was supposed to be passed on to consumers all over the world. So do not act like the gogo has reduced the prices due to covid~19. The rest of the world already acted upon it. The rest, I am glad that you the Lhomwes are aware of what you have done to this country. You brought tribalism to the next level. I can’t wait for your gogo with no teeth to leave this country. Your doomsday is… Read more »

DPP is Doomed
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DPP is Doomed

@Chataika, glad you know how the Lhomwes have destroyed this country. You should also be aware that all Lhomwes will move out of this country because they will not be offered jobs after July elections. You’re in a sinking ship. Unfortunately Mutharika is a US citizen and will go and die in a nursing home in US.

Mapalo
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Mapalo

Then go to those developed countries munthu wanji osayamika iwe basi mukufuna ziyende zanu zokha the H.E. has done great job

ZOAWA
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ZOAWA

Mwayankha bwino a Chataikawo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

Erik P
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Erik P

Fuel prices are pretty standard in Malawi. Malawi already has a problem with rich people buying lots of imports. Poor people walk or cycle, dropping fuel prices only benefits the wealthy: even when we’re talking abouy imports.

Lol
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Lol

Good move big up 💪 Mutharika done a great to every individual 😊😊 whether the rich or poor , the minibus prices went too high from corona virus pandemic in Malawi with this lowering price maybe should give them restrictions on the fair price, the money which was supposed to use for returning is used only going since they doubled.

kaya zako izo
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kaya zako izo

you bigman . you just showed your foolishness here the fact is that the president has directive for the price reduction whether you agree or not the president said it yesterday today the price comes down following his directive, if it is not the presidents directive why did not the price come down when world price goes down? why was it waiting for the president to give directive or if you have that knowledge why didn’t you enforce its reduction why people were buying it the same price? what is wrong with you what are you going to lose if… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

The world fuel prices have already crashed, they were going to go down anyway. Its nothing to do with APM. Must we really congratulate a prophet for predicting rain in the rainy season after he has watched the weather report on TV?

Cadaver 1
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I am going to drive this month. Thanks to coronavirus (covid-19). Hope it lasts.

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